For National Men’s Grooming Day, here are 11 product recs from the husband of HG’s Beauty Editor
With designated days of the year to honor lipstick, nail polish, and even lashes, it is truly an interesting time to be alive on this earthly plane. And if you didn’t know already, there’s a little holiday called National Men’s Grooming Day, when men can properly celebrate their grooming habits. This would be a nice excuse to treat the male-identifying person in your life with a trip to the barber, a facial, or a coveted invite to your next Sephora trip. After all, beauty is for everyone regardless of gender, and there are products to choose from galore. So, what better way to celebrate Men’s Grooming Day than with some product recs?
I enlisted my husband, Jimmy, a man serious about his beard, to give us the deets on his favorite men’s products.
From beard oil to bourbon body wash, here are 11 men’s grooming products to check out.
1Kiehl’s Age Defender Cleanser, $28
This dual-purpose cleanser is one of Jimmy’s favorites, however, he mainly prefers to use it as a mask: “It’s a really, solid, go-to mask, and your skin is smoother after.”
2Kiehl’s Men’s Grooming Set, $35
Kiehl’s came out with the Grooming Solutions line earlier this year, and it’s filled with some pretty amazing products that Jimmy likes. Introduce a Kiehl’s newbie to the line with a set that has everything from beard oil to shampoo.
3Bath & Body Works Bourbon 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash, $5
Bath & Body Works makes this incredible detoxifying body wash that is unisex and helps you sleep. Jimmy has taken it upon himself to steal mine, so I’m going to get him this delicious-sounding Bourbon 2-in-1 hair and body wash.
4Cremo Beard Oil, $9.82
Of Cremo’s various beard oils, Jimmy, the king of beards, prefers its Forest Blend scent. “It’s a super earthy, musky, kinda-want-to-get-to-know-you smell.” You can also get unscented if that’s what you prefer.
5Hanz de Fuko Quicksand Styling Wax, $19.50
Not only do Hanz De Fuko’s products have a pretty slick aesthetic (can we talk about this hairspray?!), the ingredients it uses are natural and organic. The Quicksand styling wax doubles as a dry shampoo — another dope dual product.
6Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo, $3.94
Speaking of dry shampoo, Dove’s is so good, Jimmy constantly steals mine. As he describes, “It’s like a spritz of baby powder. All I do is spray it, smush it, shape it, and walk out.”
7Baxter of California After Shave Balm, $19
A lot of Baxter of California’s products are unisex, which is great, but also bad if you don’t want to share. Get the dude in your life this balm to help soothe the skin after a fresh shave.
8Shea Moisture Full Beard Detangler, $8.97
“It gives your beard a textured dry look. It’s exactly how you want your beard to look naturally,” says Jimmy.
9Fatboy Daily Hydrating Shampoo, $26
Fatboy is another great brand with unisex products (Khloé Kardashian is a fan), and is one of the best hair care brands Jimmy has tried. And for those of you with sensitivities, you’ll appreciate his thoughts: “That’s the first shampoo I’ve used that doesn’t trigger my allergies.”
10Fatboy Perfect Putty, $21
Says Jimmy about his holy grail hair putty: “You put this in damp hair and shape it, then it dries like that and looks natural.”
11Polished by Dr. Lancer Daily Micro Scrub, $35
Polished is the new collab with Ryan Seacrest and celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer (he’s the skin guru for Beyoncé, Victoria Beckham, and Kim Kardashian West). Jimmy had nothing but praise for the micro scrub: “It’s an exfoliant, so it’s a little chunky — not smooth or creamy, which is great. If it’s good enough for Ryan Seacrest, it’s good enough for me.”